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  FOX    Mornings on 2    News  Series/Special.  (CC)  

    September 14, 2010
    7:00 - 9:00am PDT  

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well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. we do have new information coming in right now about a dramatic rescue in the waters off richmond. ktvu's kraig debro is with two of the victims right now. what can you tell us? what did they tell you? >> reporter: well, four fishermen went out early this morning to fish for alba door -- to fish for albacore. right now, this boat is in the water. we can't see from here but thanks to everybody at channel 2 at the desk, it looks like we can see the boat is going down facility water. i'm going to talk to thomas deacon. he's completely soaked. he's been in the water.
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you must be cold. what do you remember? >> we went out, hit a wall, pulled one out. there was cpr. don't know about one guy. >> reporter: what did it sound like when you hit the rock wall? >> basically, a car accident. >> reporter: it must have been very dark at that time. >> you are right about that. >> reporter: what about the people in the boat with you at the time? >> one guy, i abbed ahold of him. i was trying to pull him in the boat. i seen another man go by. i tried to go by and grab him. i had too many clothes on. i went back, put my rain gear on, took my clothes off. got him to the edge of the boat. he was unresponsive. i gave him cpr. one of them was your dad. >> yes. >> reporter: your dad didn't
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want to talk to us but i want to show a picture. he's over there warming up. very cold. both men soaked by the bay area waters very early this morning. now, you guys were fishing for albacore. >> we weren't fishing yet. the plan was to go out. >> reporter: and your dad said he was fishing for decades and that's never happened to him. >> that's true. >> reporter: thomas deacon, one of the surviverses from the -- survivors from the fishing boat. one other man was taken by gurney to a local hospital. it's unknown which one but, of course, we'll follow this and find out about the other two men on the boat. kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, kraig. 7:03. well, we're also following reports out of iran that uc berkeley graduate sarah shourd has been released from prison after 17 months of captivity. alison burns is in our
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washington, d.c. bureau now with new information from her attorney. good morning, alison. >> reporter: good morning, tori. this is new this hour. iranian state tv is reporting that the $500,000 bail has been paid to release sarah shourd and she's been released to the swiss embassy. now, her release comes after a roller coaster weekend of negotiations. iran says they released her for heath reasons. her mother had had said she was not getting treatment for serious medical problems, reportedly including a lump in her breast and precancerous cervical cells. her family and friends issued a statement on facebook saying they are enormously grateful for her release but are praying for the release of josh fattal and shane bauer. all three were arrested while hiking in iraq and allegedly crossing into iran. iranian officials have form mally accused them of being
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spies and a prosecutor in the case is voted as -- quoted as saying the other two men will be in jail for two months. barbara boxer issued a statement saying "our hopes and prayers have been answered." she's holding a news conference here in washington at this hour and i will have that for you in my next update. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, allison. 7:05. we're still following new developments in last week's deadly explosion and fire in san bruno. federal investigators are taking a close look at a well. it's on a curved section of the pipe that blew up last thursday night. in just a couple of hours, the coroner will update the fatality figure from this. the death toll right now stands at four. three people are still missing. also, pg&e will spend up to $100 million to help the fire victims but where will that
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money come from? ktvu's jade hernandez is out in san bruno now with the details of this controversial proposal. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning, dave. we're live in front of the neighborhood affected by the explosion last week. right now, pg&e says the san bruno fire costs are covered but what happens if those costs exceed what's covered by insurance? today, puc will are weigh weren't customers will have to pay for costs incurred which exceed the current coverage? californians can request a deduction. a pg&e spokesperson told me by phone an hour ago, this new proposal, which was introduced last year, would only be a formal vote on how the utility
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already operates. here's the concern in the bay area. this new proposal called the wildfire expansion defines an uncontrolled fire larger than an acre and destroys houses and buildings. an explosion would fit under that definition. at this point, it's not clear if this would trigger a rate increase to help pay for last week's gas explosion but the meeting is today. it's the start of a lengthy process which would not be be-- decided until next spring or summer. the meet something scheduled for 1:0 this afternoon in -- 1:30 afternoon in san francisco. reporting live in san bruno, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> okay, jade. make sure you stay right here with us for ktvu news for the -- at ktvu news for the latest developments. you can get updates at ktvu.com
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any time. seven minutes after 7:00. we have new information about threats after muni sickout. this morning an employee told us there have been no sick calls and so far there are no reported delays. there was an anonymous flier going around telling operators to call in sick starting today. according to the flier, the sickout was in response to recent changes, including new requirements for new schedules, a new fee for parking and changes to the rules for calling in sick. but again, so far, there are no reports of a sickout on muni. time now, 7:08. that leads us right to sal who is watching the toll plaza right now. >> that's right. it's the peak of the morning commute and traffic is going to be busy. here we are, it's about a 12 to 15-minute delay. if you are getting into san francisco there's been some slow traffic on the bridge. not too many spots. just a couple of spots on the span. taking a look at 880 north and southbound that commute looks pretty good driving up to the
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downtown area. and if you are on 237, already some stop-and-go traffic westbound heading up to 101. here's steve. thank you, sir. we have sunrise over the big city, sunrise over el sobrante and el cerrito. low clouds, fog, and a little bit of sun trying to brake through. we -- break through. the higher clouds above the lower clouds have moved out. a little overcast. it will be warmer away from the coast. by the coast, it's kind of a push. clouds increase on friday. high and mid-level clouds. it looks like rain moves in saturday, especially in the north bay. we're kind of bringing that line down to san francisco, oakland, concord north, vallejo north. we'll finetune that when we get closer. today, high pressure comes in but the system right there, highs will come up. yesterday, they came way down. it's still technically summer. doesn't feel like it.
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61 san francisco. we'll ally go 62 -- we'll go 62. north napa is warmer than intown and st. helena is warmer than that. walnut creek, 74. we'll go 79. 68 in oakland and san jose. 75 after yesterday's 73. novato has come up a little bit along with san ansel ma with 49. danville's in there. 54 and santa clara, 55. 33 in tahoe if you are heading up there for friday or saturday. clouds increase. highs will be in the 60s if you are going to the mountains. lows, in the 40s. 48 in ukiah. sacramento 51. high pressure will be a little bit on our side here for the next couple of days. but that system to the left of your screen right there is showing more oomph.
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rain does look likely. tuesday through thursday will be warmer. we'll get some low to mid-80s. a little bit warmer. still cooler for others. 50, 60s, upper 70s, low 80s as you work your way a -- work your way away from the coast. it looks cloudy on saturday with rain developing. there was an earthquake this morning, not too far from here. a moderate quake caused some changes near the border of arizona and mexico. it was a magnitude 5.0 quake centered 42 miles southwest of san louie. that's in southwestern arizona. it was originally believed to be a magnitude 5.4 quake but that number was revised just a couple of hours ago. so far there's no word of damage or injury. 7:11. the pipeline disaster in san
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bruno could soon lead to big changes across the nation. also, we have dramatic video from that blast that shows just how close the flames came to one man's home. there is a new report on what osama bin laden was able to do despite the presence of tens of thousands of american troops. the reason jerry brown issued an apology to bill clinton's office. life leaves spaces for you to create in, shouldn't your card do the same?
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good morning. we have low clouds. it will be sunny. highs, 70s, low 80s. by the coast, a lot of 60s. the gasline pipe disaster in san bruno is prompting a call for action in washington, d.c. california's two u.s. senators are urging the federal government to conduct thorough
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inspections on all interstate gas lines. pg&e has already been ordered to inspect gas lines in the entire system in northern california. but barbara boxer and diane dianne feinstein say that order does not go far enough. they are demanding inspections of the 1500 miles of interstate gas pipelines regulated by the federal government. two new pieces of dramatic video clearly capture the horror of last week's huge explosion. walter mcaffrie was just getting home when he heard the loud blast. he grabbed his iphone and began shooting this video from his home. you can see how close the flames came to his house. he says he only had had a few frantic minutes to find his dog and get out. had his home suffered minor damage. the second video is from a gas station surveillance camera and glenview and san bruno, just a few blocks away. you can see names on the left of the screen.
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the explosion produced different reaction. some people ran for cover but others immediately headed towards the blast, perhaps worried about family members, friends or pets. secretary of state, hillary clinton, is in egypt today. she's meeting with israeli and palestinian leaders. she sat down with benjamin netanyahu and palestinian president, mahmoud abbas. the first big issue they will deal with is a ban that will expire soon on new construction for israeli settlers in the west bank. there's also new information about the hunt for osama bin laden after the september 11th attacks. a former european intelligence official told cnn that an informant provided a steady stream of information about the al qaeda leader in 2003 and 2004. it indicated that bin laden made several trips into afghanistan during that time period despite the fact that tens of thousands of american troops were there.
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that informant says bin laden is probably hiding in the tribal areas of pakistan but has also been able to travel freely across afghanistan despite the fact american troops are there. 7:16. with the november election only seven weeks away, some political analysts are speculating about the future of house speaker, nancy pelosi, if democrats were to lose control of the house of representatives. now, current polls show it's possible republicans could win enough seats in november to retake control of the house. publicly, pelosi says the democrats are not even talking about that possibility. >> i don't have a conversation based on democrats not winning the house. >> if republicans take control of the house in november, pelosi would no longer be speaker. it remains to be seen if she would remain in power as minority leader. jerry brown is now apologizing for a comment about
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former president, bill clinton. republican was criticizing a campaign ad that meg whitman is currently airing. the ad features footage of clinton back in 1992, criticizing brown who the two were vying for the nomination. in attacking the ad, brown made a reference to whit -- clinton's sex scandal and questioned whether he always told the truth. >> bill clinton was an excellent president. it was certainly wrong of me to make a comment about something that happened many, many years. the brown campaign has stopped on -- has called on the whitman ad to stop running that ad. but the whitman camp has reduce
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reduced. this morning's procedural vote for the $30 million allocated for small businesses. that fund would be available to banks with less than $10 billion in assets. those banks could then use that money to increase their lending to small businesses. in richmond this morning, city leaders and honda will celebrate the auto company's return to the port of richmond. the honda port of entry to broke is -- entry project is expected to pump an $85 million into the local economy the next five years. the project includes a new 85- railcar facility capacity, rail improvements and berth upgrades. this morning's celebration is set to begin at 11:00. and koda automotive is having discussions about putting a
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facility nearby. their cars are expected to go 90 to 120 miles on a single charge. final pricing has not been released but is expected to fall between $35,000 and $45,000. tonight, the san jose city council will take up a high- speed rail debate on location of tracks above or below ground. now, some city staff members are recommending a quick deal with the high-speed rail authority for a cheaper above- ground track. however, some city officials, including mayor chuck reed, want more study on this 2.5 billion study option. scott nize is supporting more study of both ideas saying it's premature to commit to a noisier 60-foot structure that will affect the skyline for generations. how a discovery at a park
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could solve a mystery for decades. and two people arrested are suspected at a recent armed robbery at six flags. we'll tell you how police were able to track them down. good morning. northbound 101 traffic is busy in san jose. also we're looking at another freeway.
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welcome back. humane remains found in a remote part of yosemite national park may belong to a livermore hiker who went missing seven years ago. park officials say fred klaussen disappeared in 2003 while hiking alone. the skeletal remains that were found in the northeastern part of the park were near world mountain. park officials are waiting for dna tests to come back to confirm the identity. it is 7:23. oakland police are searching for a man who robbed three
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convenience stores in one night at gunpoint. they released this surveillance photo. investigators say the suspect entered a 7-11 store shortly after:00 a.m. on september 4th and demanded cash. police say he onto robbed two other -- he robbed two other stores. one in hayward, one in milpitas. no one was hurt. a $120,000 reward is being offered. police have made arrests to an armed robbery at six flags. the suspects worked at six flags and were taken into custody sunday night after police pulled them over for a traffic violation. police say the driver was armed and was a park employee. the other suspect worked for a park vendor. 7:24. let's go back to sal. you told us about a crash in antioch. what's the latist with this --
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latest with that? >> well, the antioch crash is still there. it's on the shoulder. westbound highway 4. you can see some slow traffic. the accident after somersville involved a motorcycle and car. they are out of the lanes. the driver of the motorcycle, the rider did refuse medical attention. apparently he's okay. traffic is also slow after that. highway 4 bay point getting up to concord. there may be something else we don't know about on the way over the hill. westbound bay bridge, that's backed up as you come up to the top, about a -- to the toll plaza about a 20-minute delay. and 280 is beginning to slow down. so that may not be a great alternate for 101. i think 101 may be better on the way to the valley. here's steve. good morning, everybody. a little bit of sun there out of bay point. we do have some low clouds around. it will be a sooner burnoff today on the fog and low clouds. the heiger clouds --
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heiger clouds from yesterday -- higher clouds came from yesterday. there they go. they didn't go that fast but they were there. we do have low clouds. the system we're watching for friday is right there to the left of your screen. it could be our first rain of the season for the north bay. it will be warmer, especially away from the coast. a few 80s inland. a little chilly this morning. i just heard from lake county, 46. that's cool. we'll go 62 on the high side. san francisco should be 71 this time of year. not even close. 51, napa, a lot of 40s, especially in the north bay. temperatures have come up for a few. now, the system -- first system to come through usually falls apart and is week. today, low clouds, sunny, mild. a little mild away from the coast. 60s, 70s, coast and bay and then upper 70s to a few low and
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mid-80s inland. tomorrow will be warmer away from the coast. we'll carry that into thursday. increasing clouds friday. definitely drizzle. saturday afternoon/even in the north bay. i would say a chance of rain. a bought wound up outside down in the water -- upside down in the water. we're also following the movements of sarah shourd. she's released from prison in iran. we'll tell you what her lawyer says about a reunion with her mother. >> reporter: we're live in san bruno. behind me you can see the devastation and the investigation. we'll tell you where the ntsb is focused this morning -- when we come back. !%
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a frightening situation in the marina. a group of fishermen had to be rescued after a boat accident. kraig debro is there with an update on the injuries. good morning, kraig. >> reporter: good morning, tori. three people say they are lucky to be arrive after this morning's accident on the fishing boat. it started in richmond at the marina behind me. that truck on the right, that's
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the truck that they drove down here. the boat was on the back of that truck. the condition of the fourth person on the boat is unknown but does not look good. the people in the boat say he was unresponsive in the water and they performed cpr out here once they got him back to the marina. witnesses say the unresponsive man at the time the coast guard got him to shore -- witnesses say the man was unresponsive at the time the coast guard got him to shore. they were looking for albacore. one of the men described the condition as extremely loud and then all four men were thrown to the icy waters. one was able to make a mayday call. none of the people on board say they were wearing life jackets. >> he was swimming towards us saying, help me. got him to the edge of the
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boat, was holding onto him. he was responsive for the most part. when he was unresponsive, i pulled him toward me. >> definitely had a life jacket on all at times. >> reporter: but not this time? >> no. but that will on the change. >> reporter: that was ralph deacon, he said he remembers being out here and watching them build the richmond bridge. there were four people out here, ralph deacon, the owner of the boat, we don't want to give his name because we don't know his condition and may not have made it. they were doing cpr at the time they finally took him away. the four men went out to fish for albacore. fortunately, they were able to call the coast guard in order for them to be rescued off the boat. we'll continue to try to make some calls to find out the condition of the fourth person.
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kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, kraig. 7:32. well, we're continuing to follow developments this morning in the release of uc graduate sarah shourd from a prison in iran. shourd's lawyer says his client is in good health and will fry to jordan. shourd was released on $500,000. the two other men jailed with sarah shourd remain in the iranian prison. a new clue has emerged in the investigation in the deadly explosion in san bruno. claudine wong is there with the latest on this. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning, tori. we're on glenview drive. i want to give you a perspective of where we are. as we get closer to the devastation, it really is striking. if we go down, you can see the pipe in question that's in this huge crater that's been capped
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off. that's where a lot of the evidence has been found. we want to give you a perspective of what is around that or what isn't around that anymore. you can see what is left of a home that's left, all that's left is this chimney standing there and really just remnants of the home that once sat there. if we go up further, you can see how hot it burned the trees up there. not much left of them and beyond that, you can see another home or really what was left of another home. just two of the homes that were taken by this explosion and fire. now, certainly, the investigation is focused around that area. the ntsb says it's finished with its work now and that's because they believe the 30- inch pipe they took from the crater will hold crucial answers. those answers need to be found in a lab in washington, d.c. so the pieces were loaded on the truck to be taken to be lab.
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the three pieces include the ends of the explosion site. investigators are looking for any kind of corrosion, physical damage or fatigue. they are looking very closely at welds on the pipe. the break happened where the pipe was curved. so there were several smaller pieces of pipe at the point the pipe changed direction. >> one of those wells was the clean end break of the pipe where the -- the -- you could see a very distinct clean break at the end of the weld and and the other end of the pipe was torn and shredded and much less clean. >> reporter: information about the victims of this tragedy also continues to come in. we expect more information from the coroner's office in the next hour about the death toll from this tragedy. the death toll still stands at four, but there are still three people missing. of the four confirmed dead, we know there was an elderly woman, a mother and her son --
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and her daughter and her grandfather came to the school. >> i think this is a place of comfort for them and a place where they were -- they knew their children were loved. >> reporter: okay. you're taking a live look at one of the homes, really just three homes up from where this explosion happened. you can see the windows are burnt out, the house roof is also burnt out. but you know, a lot of the damage out here was depending on which way the wind was blowing. it wasn't blowing up the street. the people on the street have talked about the intense heat across the street.
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>> janessagreig and her mother jacqueline, their funeral services will take place on
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friday. relatives of another woman -- >> she sat down on the steps -- to -- to take a breather because of the smoke and fire and everything, the fire just engulfed her. >> two of her daughters and her son-in-law, who tried to rescue her, are still in the hospital this morning with very serious burns. a funeral for the fourth victim, 20-year-old jessica morale less are be held -- morales will be held saturday. we want to check in with sal who is gonna be telling us about a new crash. this one in san bruno. sal? >> that's right, tori and dave. southbound 280 at sneed there is a five-car accident there. it's already on the shoulder. southbound 280 at sneed. if you are leaving south san francisco and daly city, you may see slow traffic. 1011 getting busy down the -- 1011 getting busy down the --
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101 is getting busy down the peninsula. let's move along to live pictures. southbound 101 north at san pedro. there is a crash. the second lane from the left is blocked. the paramedics have arrived. so that's very slow. westbound bay bridge backed up for about a 20-minute delay at the toll plaza. 7:39. here's steve. thank you, sal. good morning to you all. low clouds and fog. a little bit of sun out that way. fog will burn off sooner today and temperatures will come up just a little baited and tomorrow -- bit today and tomorrow. low overcast but slightly warm he. the -- warmer. the clouds yesterday put the kibosh on any warming. high pressure comes in. clouds increase on friday. not just low clouds but high and mid-level clouds.
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it looks like the rain for the north bay is on top. we have a couple of days to massage that forecast. the low from yesterday that spun in the higher clouds. there it goes. the next system is deepening to the left of your screen. probably will be two parts of it by the time it comes in. higher clouds gone today and plenty go around. the coast won't warm up that much. but we'll see inland highs come up 3, 5 degrees. napa, 72, we'll go 75 today. 62 in the city. should be 7. not even close -- 71. not even close. san jose from 73, we'll go 75. 47 this morning in st. helena. san anselmo, 43. a little warmer towards foster city. 30s in the mountains if you are heading up to tahoe, friday/saturday. clouds will increase possible rain up there.
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48 ukiah this morning and sacramento 51. definitely a little chill in the mo everyoning. there's the system. now, again they will get the front to come in. that will be northern california but behind that, it it looks like there's more oomph going on. in advance of that, high pressure will give us a couple of days of slightly warmer weather. we'll get low, maybe a few mid- 80s. the coast will stay in the 50s and 60s. low clouds, a little breezy at times. nothing compared to yesterday. the wind has been cut in half. 50, 60s and upper 70s. low 80s. temperatures sliding below average at this time of year for many. follow, nights -- fog, nights and mornings, increasing clouds and a cloudy to mostly cloudy saturday with the possibility of rain in the north bay. a woman who drowned in discovery bay over the weekend has now been identified. the contra costa county
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sheriff's office says on saturday night, 45-year-old virginia merney was with her husband and friends on a patio boat docked behind her home. her husband said he went to bed leaving her alone on the boat. he said when he woke up sunday morning, he found his wife in the water. the sheriff's office says it appears they were drinking but they don't know if that contributed to the death yet. mixed news for oakland school districts, it's the most improved largest district in california. and a routine police activity ends up breaking up a large i.d. theft ring in the north bay.
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taking a live look at the board on wall street. there was some news about the dollar recently dropped a new 15-dollar low against the yen. strops grappling a little bit as there's more concern about european growth. there was good news. retail sales on the upside. the dow is up 1.5. nasdaq down 1, s&p down 2. there's good news from business leaders, including warren buffett. they apparently are in agreement that the world and country will not fall back into
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a recession. buffett told a crowd in montana, we will not have a double-dipped recession at all. the latest figures show the unemployment rate among working- aged veterans has reached as high as 21%. but there's help on the way in the bay area. a local veteran service agency is hosting its third annual veteran career fair. the fair is free and open to any veteran who would like to learn more about training programs and job opportunities here. the fair is today from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at san francisco's war memorial building. that's on van ness avenue. later today, president obama goes to philadelphia. he will deliver his second annual back-to-school message to students. the president will tell the students nothing is impossible as long as they dream big, work
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hard, and focus on learning. schools are not required to air the president's speech. you may remember before last year's address, some conservatives accused the president of trying to force his political agenda on school kids but there's been no similar outcry this year. an east bay school district is the state's most improved large urban district. newly-released numbers show oakland public schools made the biggest gains in alameda county on the academic performance test, jumping to 719 points. the statewide target, 800. over all, 46% of the schools in california meet or exceed those goals. thirteen oakland schools have been put on federal probation because they didn't meet the testing goals two years running. authorities say a castro valley man is at the center of a large scale identity theft
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scheme that cost the state $200,000. police arrested brad william in july. investigators say he stole the identities of victims who all used the same mobile blood testing company. investigators say he used the victims' identities to fraudulently apply for unemployment and health support checks. investigators have broken up an identity theft ring in the north bay. they seized counterfeit cash and they busted the ring three weeks ago during a parolee check at a motel. investigators say four suspects were caught with equipment used to rip off hundreds of unsuspected people. >> we have printers. multiple laptop computers, a lamb min eighter -- lamb min
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eighter also recovered, stolen mailboxes from san rafael and novato. 7:48. a new report is out from the fbi that shows for the third year in a row violent crime is on the decline. the fbi says violent crimes are up 5.3% nationwide last year. knew, there were 17 -- now, there were 7.3% fewer murders and 8 an -- and an 8% drop in robberies. the experts say the downward trend could turn around because budget cuts have left many cities with smaller police forces. there are reports that nba owners will vote on the sale of the golden state warriors by the end of october. the sports business journal says this would finalize the $4.3 million deal. the warriors sale is being led
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by two men. at least three-fourths of the nba owners must approve the deal for it to go through. the san francisco tourist industry is showing new signs of life. the daily room rates are almost% higher than a -- almost 4% higher than a year ago. this is the third consecutive month. 7:50. the popular sandwich shop in san francisco's castro district served its last sandwich there. at midnight, ike's place closed its doors. neighbors didn't like the noise caused by ike's customers. look at these picture. they won their campaign to get the restaurant to move. about 100 people showed up last night to bid the sandwich shop fare well.
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>> thank you for making ike's place for what it is was, san francisco. >> all is not lost. ike's place is recently opened now on the campus of stanford. and there's another location in redwood city. it's 7:50. coming up -- what an investigation reveals after more than 1,000 fish were mysteriously killed in bay area waters. that investigation has ideas as to what may have caused it. there are new rumors about an apple product that could be launched in time for christmas. get any phone free only at verizon
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she says contractors working for chevron were doing work in the area but it wasn't clear whether that work had anything to do with the fish kill. in colorado, a long-time volunteer firefighter is now being investigated. the blaze in colorado has destroyed 169 homes and burned more than 6,000 acres. fire officials believe a fire set in the home fire pit there was never fully extinguished and that the flames were likely ripped up by high winds. the firefighter in question was the first to report the blaze. he lost his own home in the fire. 7:54. new reports that apple is working on a next-generation ipad that would be available by christmas. the new device would have a front-faces camera that supports face time video conferencing. it would come with more memory and a higher resolution
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display. now, apple typically waits a year before another release but if rumors are true, it will launch with the new ipad operating system in november. and those apple iphone customers who go to the apps store, download twice as many programs as blackberries. facebook is the most used application on iphone as well as on blackberry and microsoft windows mobile operating systems. android systems, according to the study, seemed to favor the google maps the most. want to check in with sal who is updating us on a crash in san rafael. >> good morning. that crash in san rafael is really making traffic bad. it's at a standstill. the crash is southbound 101 at
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north sandra dro -- san pedro. if you are driving southbound 101 from novato, it's also backed up to highway 37. that's the bad old days of marin traffic. remember when it was backed up to 37 or roland boulevard? well, this morning the crash has relived some of those unpleasant memories. let's take a look at the westbound bay bridge. the traffic there is backed up for about a 20-minute delay. this morning's commute in san jose getting busy as well. northbound getting up to the valley. stop and go traffic at least to the lawrence expressway. now, here's steve. thank you, sir. we do have mostly cloudy skies. a lot of low clouds and fog will give way slow slip for some. head back -- slowly for some. heading back inland. we have a lot of gray on the bay. temperatures on the chilly side. 40s and 50s. sure feels like fall to me, even though technically it's still summer. and the system to the left of your screen looks like it will
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play into your weather tomorrow and then will start to increase the fog and increase the clouds by friday. upper 70s and low 80s even inland. 62 in san francisco today. that's about 10 below average for this time of year. mid-50s everywhere. pale low alto -- palo alto, 51 sacramento. even cool there. there's the system. the front itself will just give us clouds on friday. but the possibility of rain on saturday. cool for some, warmer for others. 50s and 60s hugging the kest. temperatures not going very far. slightly warm he inland on wednesday. it's a push on thursday. increasing low clouds and high clouds on friday and then a cloudy to mostly cloudy friday. 7:57. trouble in the water. how a fishing trip near the richmond marina turned very dangerous for a group of experienced boaters this morning.
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>> reporter: i'm jade hernandez. there's a new proposal on the table that would force utility customers to pay through a fee hike if those costs exceed what their insurance pays. we'll have that story and more on the second hour of "mornings on 2." welcome back. i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. it's thursday, september 14th. there are concerns at this hour, that one of four people
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involved in an early-morning boat accident may not survive. now, the boat flipped over in the waters off richmond. ktvu's kraig debro is out there right now. in fact, he's been talking with two of the survivors. he has the very latest. good morning, kraig. >> reporter: good morning, dave. i've got a call in to kaiser richmond to see if i can locate the one person taken away from here in an ambulance and not responsive at a time. i hope to have an update by the end of the report. three people are alive. a fourth person is fighting for survival after this horrible accident here off the richmond marina. >> like a car accident sound. and water started coming over the side. >> it was pretty scary. it still is. >> reporter: boat the men set off in was just about to go under an hour ago. these pictures are from news honor 2 -- newschopper2. the sun had not yet risen when the men set out for the fishing
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trip. one of the survivors said the boat's owner was behind the wheel with years of experience. still, the boat hit a rock in the bay. in terms of what the survivors said, they said as soon as the boat hit the rock, there was a loud sound. all four men were thrown in the water. one of the men appeared to have been knocked unconscious during the accident, was floating away. one of the two men that was on board, he pulled his father up to the boat. he got his father and tried to women for the second person swimming away. he couldn't. he got back on the boat, took off some of his clothing, went back out, got that men. three men were rescued by the coast guard, as they were able to make a mayday call while in the water. there was a fourth american in the water at the time. that person was unresponsive. thomas dacon said he was giving
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that person cpr. at one point he was responsive. at another point he wasn't. and he was given cpr here at the marina harbor. certainly, three of the men lucky to be arrive after this boating accident. kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. two minutes after 8:00. we are continuing to follow developments this moment out of iran where uc graduate sarah shourd has now been released from prison. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau with reaction from shourd's family and friends. good morning,ally son -- good morning alison. >> reporter: that's right. family and friends have posted a message on facebook saying they are profoundly grateful for sarah shourd's release but they need continued support for the release of the other two americans detained in iran.
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now, iranian state tv reports that a $500,000 bail has been paid and that shourd has been released to the swiss embassy. it's still unclear when the uc berkeley grad will return to the united states. she was let go for medical treatments. her mother said she needs treatment for precancerous cervical cells and a lump in her breast. >> translator: because of the situation that she was in, we decided to kind of give some assistance. >> reporter: now, the same prosecutor says it will be at least two more months before the other two americans, josh fattal and bauer, could possibly be released. research is accusing -- iran is accusing all three of them for crossing the border when they
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were hiking. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, alison. 8:04. we're following new developments in last with week's deadly explosion and fire in san bruno. federal investigators are taking a close look now at a weld on a curved section of the pipe that blew up last thursday thursday night. last, the coroner will update the fatality numbers. the current death toll is at four. three people are list as missing. pg&e will spend up to $100 million to help the fire victims. where will the money come from. jade hernandez is in san bruno with the details of what pg&e is proposing. >> reporter: good morning. i want to show you the damage. it gets increasingly worse. you go from house to house and down to the burnt cars still on the street this morning. pg&e says the san juan know fire -- san bruno fire costs
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are covered. today puc will weigh whether homeowners should pay more after insurance. utilities commission can veto the request. that's why a pg&e spokesperson told me by phone a few hours ago this proposal, which was introduced last year, would only be a formal vote on how the utility already operates. the proposal was created in response to the 2002 fires in california which caused $1 billion in damage. here's the concern for those in the bay area. this new proposal defines a wildfire as any uncontrolled fire larger than an acre which
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destroyed houses and building. opponents say the fire and explosion would fit within the wildfire definition. at this point, it's not clear if this plane would trigger rate increase to help pay for last week's pipeline explosion. the meeting today is the start of a lengthy process which won't be decided by commissioners until next spring or summer. that meeting is expected to be held by 1:30 in san francisco. jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> okay. thank you. 8:07. well, the san bruno gas pipeline disaster is now triggering a call for action in washington, d.c. california's two u.s. senators want the federal government to conduct thorough informations on all interstate gas lines. pg&e has already been ordered to inspect gas lines on its entire system in northern california. but barbara boxer and dianne
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feinstein say that's not enough. they are demanding informations of the 1500 miles of interstate gas pipelines. now, make sure you stay with us here on ktvu news for the latest developments. you can also get updates at any time by going to our channel 2 website, ktvu.com. all muni drains are running on schedule this morning despite concerns after sickout. there is an anonymous flier going around urging operators to call in sick. but so far, no sick calls. according to the flier, the sickout threat is response in to recent changes including new work schedules, a new fee for parking and changes for the rules for calling in sick. 8:08. that's one of the reasons why sal is keeping an eye on san francisco. >> that's right. maybe people decided to drive and can you always tweet me underscore sal -- i always get
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this wrong. @salunderscorecastanedo. i'm much more clever in type the 101 stent in -- accident in san rafael has been cleared. it had had an immediate effect on traffic. it's much better than it was. in the livermore valley, westbound 580 traffic is going to be slow, especially getting into it from the altamont pass. if you are driving from hayward to fremont, mostly slow traffic. 8:09. let's go to sp weather. yours is -- >> that's right, sal.
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and yours is? >> @salcastanedo. >> that's right. usually at this point, things are warming up. there is no sign of a pattern change. the jet streams start to get stronger and dip further south. we've had two systems brush us. that gave us a cooldown. we'll see a little bit of a cool cooldown. it's out there. it bears watching. we have 48 hours to finetune things. yesterday, temperatures went down. mainly inland. 75, napa in town. north napa and also up towards
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yonville. san jose from 73 to 75 degrees. some of the lows this morning, if you went out to take the dog for a walk or get the paper, 47 in st. helena, that's a little chilly. novato and san anselmo in the upper 40s. a little warmer on the peninsula. foster city, bellmont, 54. 48 ukiah. sacramento's 54. that's not too bad either. they will be in the low 80s today. 60s in southern california. l.a. and san diego. water temperatures down there have actually warmed up. here they are still in the upper 40s and 50s. there's your system. that won't be until the end of the week. the first system will probably just give us clouds. that will be friday. maybe drizzle. it's the one behind that. i'm gonna try to run this. this is our rain forest projection. haven't used this one in a long time. watch as we get to thursday
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night. there's friday morning. the leading edge of this system starts to move into men so dean know county. in -- mendocino county. mendocino county, lake county, that will be friday night. some of that may dip far enough to give calistoga some rain by saturday evening. low clouds, subny, mild today. 50s, 60s. coast and bays, very low 70s. there's a cooldown. increasing clouds, saturday. dave and tori? coming up -- new information on the shooting that left a berkeley man dead while he was leaving a party with his fiance. what we're now learning about the victim. ah, focus group. so what are we testing here?
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amanda and his fiancee were attacked -- a man and his
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fiance were attacked saturday night. police are still looking for suspects. funeral and memorial plans are being made for a nova toy man who was shot and killed while on vacation in cota rico -- costa rico. they say 65-year-old steven edelson was lounging on a beach while shot at close range during a robbery attempt. his girlfriend said the robbers stole a backpack that only had sunscreen, a water bottle and a beer inside. no arrests have been made. the child of a freemont man accused of a deadly hit and run is on hold for now. an alameda county judge says papal is accused of killing a pedestrian in 2006. he's also accused of hitting 18 people in san francisco that very same day. in that case, he was found not guilty by reason of insanity. alameda county prosecutors plan
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to try papall if and when his pet tenty -- competency has been restored. police say a little girl was found barefoot and screaming wandering the streets, a mile from her home. 23-year-old anna laura renden was scheduled to go on trial this friday on child endangerment charges. a prosecutor says new information may suggest the form earl girlfriend of her boyfriend may have taken the child from her home. the san francisco board of supervisors today will make a decision about a controversial new alcohol fee. that meeting was cancelled, the previous meeting, was because the notice of the meeting was not posted in the newspaper. distributors would be charged fees on every gallon of beer, wine and hard liquor they sell.
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the money generated would help pay for health care costs related to alcohol abuse. the san francisco board of supervisors is moving closer to expand the band on tobacco products in drugstores, such as walgreens. yesterday, a supervisors' committee approved expanding the ban to grocery stores with pharmacies such as safeways and costcos. a full vote is expected next week. in richmond, city officials and honda will celebrate honda's return to the report of -- to the port of richmond of the reentry project is expected to bring 200 jobs in the area. it's also expected to pump an 85 million into the local economy over the next five years. now, this includes an 85- railcar facility, improvements to the roads and berth
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upgrades. that celebration this morning begins at 11:00. and the chinese electric car company, koda automotive, is reportedly in talks to put a final assembly plant in benicia, just 30 miles from the forth of oakland. according to the "los angeles business journal" that move can create temporary jobs. the final pricing, it has not been released yet but it's expected to be somewhere between 35,000 and 45,000. 8:19. today, the u.s. senate is expectth to push ahead -- expected to push ahead with a bill for a government fund for small businesses. this procedural vote today is expected to clear the way for the final senate vote. the fund would be available to banks with less than $10 billion in assets. those banks could use that money to increase lending to small businesses.
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well, democratic candidate for governor jerry brown is apologizing for a comment he made about former -- former president bill clinton. the ad features footage of bill clinton back in 1992 criticizing jerry brown when the two men were vying for the democratic presidential nomination. in attacking the commercial, brown made a reference to bill clinton's sex scandal while he was president, questioning whether clinton "always told the truth." >> bill clinton was an excellent president. it was certainly wrong for me to make a comment about an incident many, many years ago. >> now, bill clinton in that report quotes a cnn report saying jerry brown raised taxing as -- taxes of california. it's since been reported that the cnn report is inaccurate.
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twenty minutes after:00. how a discovery -- after 8:00. how a discovery at yosemite park could solve a mystery that's haunted one bay area family. and the rail system that could change the skyline here for generations. good morning. it's pretty slow this morning in the south bay. we'll tell you why that may be aing. also, we have a new serious crash in the east bay. we'll tell you about that.
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humane remains found in a remote -- human remains found in a park in yosemite may belong to a man who went missing seven years ago. the man disappeared seven years ago while hiking alone. the skeletal remains were found in the east area of the world mountain. investigators are awaiting for dna to confirm the identity. caltrain is growing a -- joying a growing number of critics. they want the high-speed rail authority to rethink its plan for the peninsula. caltrain officials want the authority to consider alternatives to aerial structures that a lot of communities are opposing and to proceed with a phased-in approach to building systems of the options can be considered as the project moves along. also tonight, the san jose city council will take up
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another high speed rail debate. it one involves downtown track location. city staff members are recommending a quick deal with the rail authority for a cheaper, above-ground track. how far, city officials including mayor chuck reed want more study on this $2.5 billion tunnel option. the executive director scott nize, says it's premature to commit to a noisier 60-foot high structure that will affect the skyline for generations. it is 8:25. we want to check in with sal who has just found out about a serious crash in martinez. sal? >> that's right. it's eastbound highway 4 at morello avenue. we have a crash there. the chp is with us. it's a motorcycle crash. it looks like they've issued a sig-alert. this will be a major delay for eastbound highway 4. westbound 4 is still getting through from what we here but there will be a little bit of a backup.
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again, eastbound highway 4 involving a motorcycle. the two left lanes are blocked. they've issued a traffic advisory. they call it a sig-alert that just means the traffic is going to be blocked for some time and you should use an alternative route. let's take a look at some bridges now. westbound bay bridge, 20-minute delay. san mateo traffic looking good. and likewise for the richmond bridge. we do have movely cloudy skies this morning. the fog will burn off a little sooner, though. it's another gray day over the coastal areas and extending well inland. 57 here in oakland. temperatures, a lot of 40s this morning. forths, low 50s. noticably cool, the overnight is cool. >> it looks like danville and livermore is burning off a little bit. still some fog down to san
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jose. if you want to tweet me you can, spweather. and one viewer in sebastopol said there's croaking. there will be drizzle coming in in advance of the system right there, right there, right there. that won't be until friday. san mateo after the fog bushes off, we'll start at 56. go 57 at noon and have a high of only 72. 60s, 70s around the bay. another chilly day in the city. 62 degrees. 10 degrees below average this time of year. 50s, 52 to 56 covers the spread. i think there will be two parts to it. the first one will be friday. today low clouds and sundayny. a little warmer away from the coast. 50, 60s on the coast, 60s, 70s around the bay. fog will be on the increase along with drizzle thursday night into friday. i think rain will make it to the noh bay.
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i hear that free frog. still ahead a popular bay area hiking trail has become popular with criminals. you may be able to help put them in jail. we're live in san bruno this morning where the investigation is still continuing, the ntsb are focused on one particular portion of the gas pipe.
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i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honk our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ welcome back. two people are in the hospital right now after an early- morning boat accident in the waters off richmond. kraig debro is here with more. this was a pretty dramatic rescue, kraig. >> reporter: yeah, it was dave. they just got the mayday call
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in to the coast guard. i've been calling the hospitals to see where they took the people. two of the four people on the boat. one was unresponsive when he left. the water -- boat hit a rock wall. i want to show you behind me what a rock wall looks like it. that's not the rock wall they hit. three people are alive, one person is fighting for survival this morning following this early-morning voting accident. >> like a car accident. a big crunch, water started coming over the side. it was pretty scary. it still is. >> reporter: the boat the men set off in was just about to go under about an hour and a half ago. four men got into the 25-foot vessel at the richmond marina around 5:30 this morning. the sun had not yet risen.
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one survivor said the boat's owner was behind the wall and has years of experience, still the vote, his boat hit a rock wall in the bay. >> the owner of -- the owner, he's been fishing out here for -- ever since he was a kid. >> was he the one driving boat? >> yes. >> was it dark? >> yes. it was dark, real dark. we left out here about 4:00, 5:00. he was responsive for the most part. when he stopped being responsive, i started to pull him on the boat. >> one of the people you saved was your dad? >> i don't know about save but i pulled him back on the boat. >> reporter: now, the fishermen were very coat and -- wet and cold. one of the men needed cpr. he owns the boat that was out in the water. i've been calling local hospitals to try to get the condition on both men taken to the hospital, not successful so
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far this morning. reporting live in richmond, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, kraig. 8:32. federal investigators are now taking a close look at a curved section of the pipe that exploded sparking a deadly and districtive inferno. claudine wong is in the devastated neighborhood with an update on the devastated information. >> reporter: go morning. just a briefing out here for all of the police officers and law enforcement monitoring this area. you can see some of the police officers now moving their way in as they do a shift change in the area that's still blocked off for access to the public. we're just about half a block from where this cre crater was created by this huge explosion last thursday as we're panning down, you can actually see the end of the capped off pipe. that's a 30-inch gas pipeline that was the cause of all of this. around there you can see the devastation as we're getting closer. you can see -- right there at the top of your screen, that's
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just the kimmy. that's all that's left of the home that's right next to the right of the explosion. then we pan up a little bit, you can see the devastated hillside and what was left of another home that was there. the crater has really been the focus of the investigation out here. but the ntsb said it's finished with its work there. they are focused on what they took out of the crater. the 30-inch pipe that they believe holds crucial information. it does need to be examined in the lab in washington, d.c. three pieces of that pipe were loaded on to a truck and taken to the lab yesterday. the three sections include a 20- foot piece and a ten-foot piece. they were taken from the ends of the explosion sites the wells on the pipe are really being focused on. the break happened where the pipe curved so there were several smaller pieces of pipe welded on where the pipe changed direction. >> one of those welds was the
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clean break end of the pipe where -- where the -- you could see a very distinct clean break of the pipe at the weld and we'll be exploring whether that was a weld defect. the other end of the pipe was torn, shredded, and much less clean. >> reporter: the information about the victims of the tragedy still come in. the coroner's office just said they expect more information to be released in the next hour. the death toll does stand at foul but there are still -- but there are still four people missing. of the dead, jessica morales, jacqueline grieg and janessagrieg and this woman,
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elizabeth torrez. looking back live at the end of glenview drive, a few feet from where the explosion happened, you take a look at what's left of that, this is only one small glimpse of the dozens and dozens of homes that were destroyed by this explosion and this fire. really on this street that we're standing on, there was a lot of discussion from people who lived here about the intense heat they could feel coming up the street. but really, you look at it, most of the fire damage is to the right of this area where the wind was actually blowing that thursday night when all of this happened. you see a police cars just going through the scene here. they've beening shifts and they've been out here all night. a lot of police agencies working together in cooperation to make sure this site is secure. when it will be back open, we're still not sure. we now know the ntsb has moved from this location and are focuseded on is documents, work
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orders, maintenance words and they are also looking at the control rooms. they are also still asking anyone who may have smelled any gas that may give some kind of clue to some kind of natural gas leak to give them a call. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, claudine. there's still no official word on the fate of a missing grandmother, her son and gan son -- grandson. they are the bullis family the they are the only people listed as missing in the gasline explosion. their home is on claremont drive. police are searching 2004 three men who robbed a couple at gunpoint on the delta deanza trail. this happened at around 4:00 last thursday. they took the women's purse and women's wallet.
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>> one reportedly had shoulder- length dread lock hair. the other had closely cropped hair. the third one wore a baseball bat. investigators say they all carried black semi-automatic pistolsle if you have any information, contact oakland police. police are searching for a man who robbed three convenience stores in one night at gunpoint. take a look at this surveillance video released this -- this photo released by police. investigators say the suspect went into a 7/11 store on 23rd avenue shortly after:00 a.m. on september the 4th and demanded cash. police say he robbed two other 7/11 stores, one in hayward, the other in milpitas. no one was hurt during the robberies. there is a $2500 reward offered in this case. 8:38. a new report from the fbi shows violent crime is on the
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decline. for the third year if a row. the fbi says violent crime decreased 5.3% nationwide in 2009. there was 7.3% fewer murders. an 8% drop in the number of robberies and 4.2% fewer aggravated assaults. analysts say the downward trend could turn around because budget cuts have left many cities with smaller police forces. 8:39. sal, that crash in martinez really sounds bad. >> yeah, it's a motorcycle crash. we've had a few of them unfortunately. we've had a bun everyone of motorcycle crashes. not all of them serious but this one sure is. eastbound highway 4 at morello. the accident has caused the chp to issue a sig-alert. the two left lanes will be closed for an undetermined period of time as that he investigate this crash. it's a motorcycle down and it was reported about 450 minutes to an hour ago. major injuries and there's no estimated time for reopening as
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i said. let's move along and take a look at the bridge backed up for about a 20 manufacture minute -- 20-minute wait. southbound 101, there was a stalled truck. that was a large truck blocking one of the lanes. it did some damage to the commute. it looks like southbound 101 is still pretty cloe as you drive out of san francisco heading down to the peninsula. let's go to sal. plenty of fog. it looks like this pattern is going to be a cool week, especially away from the coast. a cold front is poised to make an appearance here on friday and saturday. on our stormtracker you can see the wind is west swift for -- west-southwest for many and calm. right off point arena, a little low there. we call them a coastal eddy. coastal eddy. the low clouds are there and they will be slow to burn off
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for some. higher clouds, there they go, but they are long gone. san mateo started off with low clouds and we'll go 67 and top you out at 72 for our high today. maybe a little breezy today later on. highs today will recover from the cool readings. 75 in napa. walnut creek 79, up from 74 yesterday. 68 in oakland and san jose from 73 to 75. had some 40s. a lot of them we're looking at a -- looking at a lot of 50s. 38 up in tahoe. if you have travel plans friday and saturday, up to tahoe, it looks like a lot of clouds. lows in the 40s. highs will be in the 60s. possibility of some rain but probably more cloudy and breezy. 48 in ukiah. sacramento is down to 51. here is our system that we're keeping an eye on. we still have two days before it gets close. it's gonna continue to deepen. then there will be a part of
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this to move into northern california. next week we'll have a little increase. not a lot. by the coast, 50 the and 60s. it will be slightly warmer. slightly warmer. low clouds, sunny, mild, warm. away from the coast, breezy. temperatures, 50s, 60s by the beaches. upper 70s low 80s inland. it does not look like much change. nights and morning. we'll have coastal fog. there will be some local drizzle. it will be cooler. we cloud it up on saturday. 8:42. how a mobile blood testing company is tied to the bay area's latest id theft scheme. and there is a new report on what osama bin laden was able to do -- to do despite the presence of thousands of american troops. [ male announcer it's ram truck season.
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we now invoice advertisers and receive payments digitally. and i get paid on average three weeks faster. booming is never looking for a check in the mail. because it's already in my email. let's bring you up to date on some of the top stories we're following for you right now. in san francisco today, state regulators will get their first look at a controversial proposal supported by pg&e. this will require customers to pay all costs of catastrophic fires that exceed pg&e's
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insurance coverage. that would include last week's gasline explosion and fire in san bruno. two people are in the hospital right now, following an early- morning boating accident in the richmond ma reason gnaw. four people were rescued after their boat slammed into a rock wall in the bay at around 6:00 this morning. we're also following developments on the release of uc berkeley grad, sarah shourd, from an iranian prison. u.s. officials say her flight has just taken off from iran. it's 8:46. secretary of state, hillary clinton, is in egypt today, meeting with israeli and palestinian leaders. she sat down there with benjamin netanyahu and mahmoud abbas. both leaders are under pressure to compromise after the latest found of talks ended without any resolution to jewish settlement. there's new information about the hunt for osama bin
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laden after the september 11th attacks. a former urn intelligence official told cnn that an informant provided a steady stream of information on the al qaeda leader in 2003 and 2004. it indicated that bin laden made several trips into afghanistan during that time despite the presence of tens of thousands of u.s. troops. he says bin laden is probably hiding in the tribal areas of pakistan right now and is only offering strategic direction but not daily guidance to the terrorist organizations. president obama flies to philadelphia. he will deliver his second annual back-to-school message to american students. now, the president will sell students nothing is impossible as long as they dream big, work hard and focus on learning. schools are not required to -- to broadcast that speech.
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an east bay school district is the state's most improved large urban district. newly released numbers show oakland public schools made the biggest gains in alameda county on the academic performance district. it jumped 26 points to 719. the statewide target is 800. over all, 46% of schools immediate or exceed the goal but there's bad news mixed in there. thirteen oakland schools have been put on federal probation. that's because they haven't met testing goals two years running. 8:48. top business leaders including billionaire investor warren buffett are in agreement that the country and the world will not fall back into another recession. buffett told a business gathering in montana, we're not going to have a double-dipped
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recession at all. the latest shows show the unemployment rate among working- aged veterans has reach thed as high as 23%. but there's help on the way here in the bay area. a local veteran service agency is hosting its 30 annual veteran career fair. the fair is free. it's opened to any veteran who would like to learn more about training programs and job opportunities here. the favor is today from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at san francisco's war memorial building on van ness avenue. authority say a castro valley man is right the -- is right at the center of a large scale identity theft scheme. it cost the state of california $200,000. police arrested 49-year-old brad william hess back in july. investigators say he stole the ities of victims who all used the same mobile blood testing
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company. investigators say he used the victim's identities to fraudulently apply for unemployment and health support checks. investigators say they've broken up an identity theft ring in the north bay. they showed ktvu some of the $1600 in counterfeit cash seized. police in novato busted this id theft ring three weeks ago during a parolee check at a hoe medical -- at a motel. >> we have printers, we have multiple laptop computers. we have a lamben eighter. investigators say they found a list with the credit card information of more than 200 people. they say they also recovered stolen mail from mailboxes in mill valley, san rafael and novato. police a -- also a computer stolen from loma verde elementary school. there are reports that nba
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owners will vote on the sale of the golden state warriors by the end of october. the business journal is sorting the vote would finalize the deal just as the new season gets underway. the warriors' sale is being led by two men and at least three- fourths of the nba 30 owners must approve the deal. in san francisco, former "american idol" saiesha is sharing her talent in tony award winner "dream girls." ♪ we are dream girls ♪ >> this follows the rhythm and blews movement in the 60s and 70s and the actors and actresses bring this music to light. she says they use more than 450 costumes and more than 200 wigs
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for every performance. i actually have 19 wigs that i use during one performance. there is a lot of quick changes and our wigs and costumes help tell the story because you see fashion from the '60s and '70s. >> now, "dream girls" opened on august 24th at the mckaren theater it in san francisco. it runs through the 26th of september. we're gonna post a link under our website. >> sounds like a terrific show. >> great music and a lot of fun costumes. 8:52. more than a thousand fish found dead. what an investigation is reveal -- revealing about the mysterious death. also, a 12-year-old boy suspended from school because of the latest details and the reason why the school board is refusing to let this man go back to class. e ret ma oilwi totr wco l wcote
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we have breaking news. u.s. officials say sarah shourd has just left iran after more than a year in custody. the uc berkeley's graduate -- the uc berkeley graduate's flight just took off and the decision to release shore got
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mired in the feud of iran's leadership and the bail that was $500,000. the other two men, shane bauer and josh fattal, remain in jail. their families just released a statement on line "all of our families are relieved and overjoyed that sarah has been released but we're also heartbroke enshane and josh are being denied their freedom for for no just cause." more than 1,000 fish died in the area around northern honk hard bay. the department of fish and game say it's not clear when this happened. chevron was doing work in the area but it's not clear whether that work had anything to do with the fish kill well, a controversy is brewing in texas over the lent of a boy's hair. >> i'm his parent. >> a middle-school student has
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been on in-school suspension for 14 weeks because he refuses to follow the school policy and cut his hair. >> you are mentally abusing him to force him to conform to what you guys think is appropriate. well, the superintendent of the school district says the school will continue to follow its policy. it's ticket 2s day and ten lucky viewers will win tickets to banana-spiel. to enter go to ktvu.com before midnight. scroll down and put in the secret word "acrobat." good luck. >> all right. hope you have good luck in your commute. school is telling us about caltrain problems what happened? >> train number -- train number 231 is late. there is also a delay at the bay bridge toll plaza of about 20 minutes. it's getting better. san francisco, 101 very slow because of a car fire.
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to steve now. thank you, sal. low clouds and fog will give away -- will give way to some sun. 60s, and 70s around the bay. not much change. slightly warmer, inland. wednesday/thursday, here comes the cold front. drizzle friday. cloud it up saturday. looks like rain north of marin county probably on saturday afternoon and evening. >> are you gonna massage that forecast? >> i'm gonna massage it and see what we can do. that will do it for us, everyone. thanks for watching. >> bye now.
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